Amanda Nosko

Name Amanda Nosko
School School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Program General Art and Sciences Diploma
Academic and professional designations
  • PhD Social/Developmental Psychology - Wilfrid Laurier University
  • M.A. Social/Developmental Psychology - Wilfrid Laurier University
  • B.A. Joint Honours Psychology & Studio Fine Arts - University of Waterloo
Title Professor
Courses taught
  • LIBS1085 - Psychology Today (diploma)
  • LIBS1095 - Artificial Intelligence (diploma)
  • LIBS1970 - Cyberpsychology (diploma)
  • PSYC71240 - Basic Processes (degree)
  • PSYC72105 - Developmental Psychology (degree)
  • PSYC73000 - Cognitive Psychology (degree)
  • PSYC73010 - Cyberpsychology (degree)
Areas of expertise & interest
  • Cyberpsychology and AI
  • Online learning
  • Psychology across the lifespan
  • Self-disclosure/privacy and technology
  • Computer-mediated interaction
  • Technology in education
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Attachment and parenting
Industry experience, professional currency activities
  • Teaching Large Classes Seminar - Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Foundations in University Teaching (PhD Level Course) - Office of Educational Development, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • The Tri-Council Policy Certificate: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
  • Convocation Volunteer - Accessibility Ambassador - Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Statistics Consultant - The University of Western Ontario, Nursing Department, Clinical Education Suite)
  • Expert Social Networking Consultant - Conestoga College, Doon Campus
  • Editorial Assistant - Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
  • Textbook Editor. Wood, S.E., Wood, E.G., Wood, E., & Desmarais, S. (2007). The World of Psychology (5th Canadian Ed.). Canada: Pearson Education Canada
Major research projects, scholarly activities, and/or publications


  • Archer, K., Christofides, E., Nosko, A., & Wood, E. (2013). Exploring disclosure and privacy in a digital age: Risks and benefits. In Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society. Wiley Blackwell Publishing.
  • Nosko, A., & Wood, E. (2011). Learning in the digital age with social networking sites: Creating a profile. In White, B., King, I., & Tsang, P. (Eds.), Social Media Tools and Platforms. Springer Publications.
  • Nosko, A., Wood, E., & Molema, S. (2010). All about me: Disclosure in online social networking profiles: The case of FACEBOOK. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 406-418.

Conference presentations

  • Mueller, J., Sider, S., Fitzgerald, C., Nosko, A., & Fanjoy, L. (May, 2015). Building Personalized Communities of Learners with Authentic Interactive Pedagogy in an Online Environment. Paper presented at the Integrated and Engaged Learning Conference (IELC), Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Hughes, S., Barichello, A., & Nosko, A. (October, 2014). Online Course Development at Ground Level: One Institution’s Approach. E-poster presented to Online Learning Conference (SLOAN), Orlando, FL.

 Invited talks

  • Nosko, A. To Tell or Not to Tell, The Case of Facebook: Predictors of Disclosure and Privacy Settings Usage in an Online Social Networking Site. Presented at the Psychology Colloquia, University of Windsor, February 17, 2011.
  • Nosko, A. Learning in the Digital Age: Risks and Benefits of Social Media. Presented at the Kitchener Public Library (KPL) lecture series, Kitchener, Ontario, February 25, 2015. 
Additional information I am well-versed in online, hybrid and face-to-face teaching. I strive to integrate online tools and technologies into my teaching and hope to engage my students through use of pedagogically-appropriate methods.